Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.
Human matchmaking is involved only in selecting the game's contestants, who are usually selected more for the amusement value than any concern for their happiness or compatibility.
Instead of asking questions, the single man or woman selected their date based on the p An eligible bachelor or bachelorette picks a blind date by asking a series of questions to three singles hidden behind a partition.
Once, someone divorced after appearing on The Newlywed Game got a "second chance" on The Dating Game.
Gimmicks were the lifeblood of all such shows, which drew criticisms for instigating disaffection that could not have been effected.
Below is a complete The Dating Game episode list that spans the show's entire TV run.
Photos from the individual The Dating Game episodes are listed along with the The Dating Game episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode.
The Dating Game episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates.
Everything from “Wednesday October 19, 1966 (DT)” to “Wednesday August 17, 1966” is included on this poll.
Variations featuring LGBT contestants began to appear on a few specialty channels.
Other shows focused on the conventional blind date, where two people were set up and then captured on video, sometimes with comments or subtitles that made fun of their dating behaviour.
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The Newlywed Game, by contrast, another Barris show, had recently married couples competing to answer questions about each other's preferences.